Hello Dear Reader,
I grew up with a mum’s twin tub and lots of clothes horses. We never had an automatic washer let alone a drier. I have three clothes horses. A fantastic continental version that we bought from Lidl and two standard ones. I have two top of the range Minky driers and they last for years and years. If the weather looks ‘dodgy’ then the washing goes on them and not the whirly gig line so I can just grab it in doors. In the winter, I stand them in front of the patio doors and the passive solar dries the laundry. It also makes the house mouldy behind curtains and in corners of the rooms. Nothing dries washing like a real fire. Stoke up with old wood and shut the fire down for the night, stand it well away from the fire (this was positioned for the photo) and leave over night. By morning, it’s dry.
I am still reeling from the luxury of heating. It’s amazing how cold we’ve been over the last few years with the heating set to 17 degrees. We hand our bath towels over the banister at the top of the stairs and instead of their usual cold mustiness by Wednesday, they are crisp and dry and like new every morning.
All year, I keep an eye on the weather forecast and wash when there’s good weather. Now, I can light the fire and dry when I need to.
How do you cope with washing? When do you do it and how do you get it dry?
Love Froogs xx